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'''Edward Duffield Neill''' (1823–1893) was an United States|American
author and educator.
Neill was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|Philadelphia
. After studying at the University of Pennsylvania
for some time, he enrolled at Amherst College
and graduated from Amherst in 1842, then studied theology
at Andover Theological Seminary|Andover
After ordination as a Presbyterian
minister, he moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota|St. Paul, Minnesota
, in 1848 where he became pastor
of the First Presbyterian church. He also worked as Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Territory in 1851–53, and as chancellor of the State university in 1858–61.
During the American Civil War|Civil War
he served as an army and a hospital chaplain from 1861–64. He worked for Presidents Abraham Lincoln|Lincoln